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George  BOEHM  

 

 George A. W. Boehm Ŕ nato a Manhattan il 3 agosto del 1922 e si laureato in matematica presso la Columbia University nel 1942.

 Boehm Ŕ stato uno scrittore, un editore ed un divulgatore scientifico molto noto negli Stati Uniti verso la metÓ del secolo scorso. Editore scientifico di Newsweek dal 1949 al 1954, membro del Consiglio di Amministrazione di Scientific American dal 1955 al 1956, editore scientifico della famosa rivista Fortune, dal 1956 al 1966.

 Dopo aver lasciato Fortune, ha continuato a collaborare come freelance con alcune delle pi¨ importanti testate americane quali, tra le altre, Reader's Digest, The New York Times, Scientific American, Harvard Business Review.

 Boehm Ŕ anche stato l'editore della famosa rubrica di divulgazione scientifica "The New World of Math" edita da The Dial Press.

 Esperto giocatore di bridge, ma solo per un brevissimo tempo professionista, Ŕ molto noto a tutti i giocatori di New York per la pubblicazione della famosa rivista specializzata "Post Mortem".

 Boehm, che Ŕ anche stato due volte Presidente della Greater New York Bridge Association, Ŕ noto ai bridgisti di tutti il mondo per aver fatto conoscere in un suo articolo la famosa convenzione Lebensold.

 A causa di un infarto morý nella sua New York il 7 ottobre del 1993 lasciando la moglie, Alexandra Sarno e due figli di cui uno, August Ŕ divenuto un noto musicista e,  a sua volta, insegnante e bridgista.

  George Boehm was a native of Manhattan (1922), where he lived most of his life, and graduated from Columbia University in 1942.

Mr. Boehm's lifelong occupation was as a science writer and editor. He was science editor and deputy senior editor of Newsweek from 1949 to 1954, a member of the board of editors of Scientific American from 1955 to 1956 and a science editor at Fortune magazine for 10 years, starting in 1956.

After leaving Fortune, he was a freelance writer for the rest of his career, contributing to Reader's Digest, The New York Times, Scientific American and the Harvard Business Review, among other publications.

He was the author, along with the editors of Fortune, of "The New World of Math," a popular explanation of new mathematical ideas that was published by The Dial Press in 1959.

Although he was an expert bridge player, he played mostly socially, competing professionally for only a short time and winning one major tournament in New York in 1955. For several years, he was the editor of Post Mortem, a magazine for tournament bridge players in New York. He was also a director and twice the vice president of the Greater New York Bridge Association.

Due to a heart attack died at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan October 7, 1993, leaving his wife, Alexandra Sarno and two children, one of which, Augie has become a well-known musician and, in turn, teacher and bridge player.

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